USB drives are convenient little devices, but they aren’t exactly secure. Not many of us actually carry encrypted USB drives, but I think we should really as there are so many of them floating around with our data on them. If we lose a drive we lose our data unless it’s been encrypted. Most drives with good hardware based encryption cost a lot of money, but Kanguru has a possible solution with 256bit AES hardware encrypted drives starting at $29.95 for 2gb in size and going all the way up to 128gb in capacity.
The Kanguru Defender Basic is the latest in the Defender line of encrypted flash drives, following the FIPS 140-2 Certified Kanguru Defender Elite and the Kanguru Defender V2. The Defender Basic offers security features including:
- 256-bit AES Hardware Based Encryption
- Limited Password Attempts
- Free 1 Year Anti-Virus/Malware Protection
- No Administrative Rights Required for Use
- On-Chip Password Matching
“Our goal with the Defender Basic is to provide a highly secure flash drive at an affordable price so that consumers can get the same level of security that businesses and government organizations get.” said Don Brown, CEO of Kanguru Solutions. “The Kanguru Defender Basic retains the same high level hardware encryption as our government and enterprise model, the Kanguru Defender Elite, but removes some of the higher end components such as remote management and FIPS 140-2 Certification. This way we are able to produce a highly secure device that hits a very attractive price point for consumers closing in on the price of unencrypted drives.”